This apprenticeship is aimed at individuals who have a basic understanding of wall & floor tiling and who want to progress and expand that knowledge further. Wall and floor tilers operate in domestic and commercial properties undertaking all types of wall and floor tiling. Premises include houses, schools, offices, airports hospitals, factories, and construction sites. Work is varied work – tilers utilise and install a wide range of ceramic and natural stone tiles using different techniques. Tilers work both internally and externally and can work individually and/or as part of a team. They have a good knowledge of tiles, backgrounds and ancillary products and understand and comply with statutory, safety and environmental requirements. They are good problem solvers and communicators and are able to interact effectively with colleagues, clients, and associated trades.
Apprentices must have access to real work which is valid and productive, providing opportunities to develop, practice and evidence knowledge and skills that have been learned. The employer is expected to provide and support the opportunity for off-the-job training for a minimum 20% of the apprentices working time. Defined as technical and knowledge development, this type of learning is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment. It can include activities, such as online learning, mentoring, role play, attendance to competitions and events, or revision and assignments set as homework. This off-the-job training supports and strengthens the day to day work undertaken and is an essential part of the apprenticeship.